Hokianga-Nui-A-Kupe, Photo © T.B. Dawson
MARILYN J WARING BA (Hons) VUW, DPhil (Waikato), Personal Chair Public Policy AUT

Q+A: Info on Marilyn Waring

Q+A: Info on Marilyn Waring
Marilyn Waring - Source: ONE News

For information about the book, “Counting on Marilyn Waring”, go to http://www.demeterpress.org/CountingonMarilynWaring.html

With her election in 1975 at age 23, Marilyn Waring became NZ’s youngest MP. This TV doco, directed by George Andrews, follows her as she settles into parliamentary life and prepares her maiden speech.


Waring happily takes guidance on House decorum from a venerable Keith Holyoake, but is unwilling to let her age or inexperience deflect her advocacy for youth and women’s issues.

Her relationship with PM Rob Muldoon is already cautious. It will be more confrontational eight years later when she provokes his ill-fated calling of an early election in 1984.



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